N'Keal Harry addresses interception, lack of playing time afterwards

Ryan Hannable
December 02, 2019 - 5:30 am

The Patriots were leading the Texans 3-0 in the first quarter Sunday night and it was third-and-4 in the Patriots' end of the field.

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N'Keal Harry ran a slant, but Houston cornerback Bradley Roby broke inside of him stopping his route, and was able to easily pick off Tom Brady's pass. This play changed all momentum in the game, as Houston scored on the ensuing drive and never looked back in the 28-22 win.

Harry was asked about the play following the game.

"I'm not exactly sure what happened with that on film," he said to reporters. "I got to look at it on film first."

Harry added: "I mean, I guess I could've used my body more. But like I said, I haven't watched it on film. I got to see it first."

The first-round pick was not targeted the rest of the game, and beyond that didn't even see much playing time.

“That’s not a question for me," Harry said. "I’m really not sure. That’s not a question for me.”

After that play and a few other poor series by the offense in the first half, Brady got pretty vocal with the pass catchers on the sidelines. It could be seen on the NBC broadcast he was using words like "faster" and "quicker."

Harry wasn't the only player Brady had miscommunications with. 

There were a few with Phillip Dorsett and also with another rookie Jakobi Meyers, who actually had a decent game. The undrafted rookie had three catches for 46 yards, even with having a few catches taken away due to penalties. But on one play when Brady was scrambling, he clearly motioned for Meyers to run up the sideline, but instead he ran towards him and the ball hit the ground not even close to a receiver.

"(Tom Brady) is a competitor," Meyers said. "Every day he wants the best out of us. If things aren't at his standard, he's going to keep pushing us to get better."

It's becoming clear Brady doesn't have much trust in anyone besides Julian Edelman and James White, and if the offense is going to figure things out with the passing game, it's going to be because of Harry and Meyers stepping up and earning more of their quarterbacks trust.

Will that actually happen? We'll see.

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